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post #1 of Old 05-10-2011 Thread Starter
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Checking out or inspecting a $3-6K boat?

If you aren't getting a $20k+ boat and are looking in the $3-6,000 range, I'd imagine you wouldn't get a boat broker to even look at it.

If you are looking at a cheaper boat, what is an inexpensive way to get the boat checked out? Are there marine inspectors that might just charge you a couple hundred to look at a smaller boat? Or is there a checklist for smaller, less complicated boats that a somewhat novice could follow and check out their own boat?

If it's something I could do myself, it would be cheaper but also make me look more critically at a larger number of boats.

I'd imagine you want to see EVERY boat in and out of water. Is that a first visit sort of thing to do?
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